Four Roses "Single Barrel" 100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
*Best Buy* This complex whiskey has a bold caramel aroma and, at 100 proof, an unsurprising hit of alcohol heat. Balanced with a bit of water, the caramel palate shows zesty orange peel, espresso, maple and clove. The long finish is bracing and drying, with leather and oak, plus flickers of citrus and spice. (KN)
A fuller-bodied, sweeter encounter than Barrel #55-6F reviewed below. More rounded and even-keeled throughout, too! Chewy toffee, rummy molasses, and nougat, with underlying notes of dark, berried fruit, accentuating spice, and supple leather. The heavyweight of the group. Barrel #87-6L. (Vol. 16, #4)
This is floral and somewhat herbal in the nose. Maintains that in the mouth, adding a dry licorice edge and finish that would be just the thing after a meal. This single barrel bottling is a chance to taste one of Four Roses' 10 "blending" bourbons on its own.
An award-winning Single Barrel Bourbon, most recently named "Best Bourbon Whiskey: No Age" by Whisky Magazine. Distiller's notes: A premium Single Barrel Bourbon with a taste you'll want to savor again and again. Complex, full bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Contains hints of ripe plum and cherry tastes with fruity, spicy aromas including maple syrup and cocoa. Drink straight up or on the rocks. 100 proof.